On September 24, 2018 the Association submitted letters to Congressional leadership reaffirming support of the Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity, and Resources (EMPOWER) Care Act of 2018. The EMPOWER Care Act would provide a critical funding extension to the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program, which has helped transition over 75,000 individuals into the community-based setting of their choice and increased their quality of life. The Association urged Congress to fund the program for no less than five years to ensure that more beneficiaries have access to its services and so that states and health plans are incentivized to invest in developing the infrastructure of their MFP programs.
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